LIMERICK FC had a 2-1 win over QPR U-21s in a friendly game in the UL Bowl on Tuesday evening to give them a timely boost ahead of Sunday’s Airtricity League Premier Division game against Sligo Rovers - the first competitive game for new manager Martin Russell.
In warm conditions, the Londoners took an early leadn wehn Bruno Andrede converted a penaltybut Prince Agyemang hit back for Limerick when he hit the back of the net from close range after an Ian Turner cross.
And Rory Gaffney put Limerick into the lead on the half-hour mark. That made it 2-1 to Limerick at the break and it stayed that way until the end. Limerick.
The Super Blues had been set to travel to The Showgrounds on Saturday but the game will now take place on Sunday, July 27, at 7pm due to the Sligo’s UEFA Europa League second qualifying round second leg match against Rosenborg on Thursday.
This follows the postponement of Limerick’s league match against Derry City last weekend due to their European involvement. A rearranged date for that game has yet to be announced.
Supporters are also reminded that the upcoming home fixture against Bray Wanderers, originally scheduled for Friday, August 8, has been brought forward 24 hours to Thursday, August 7; kick-off remains 7.45pm. This is due to the World Club 7s Festival at Thomond Park.
LIMERICK FC V QPR - Ali Abass, Robbie Williams, Stephen Folan, Ian Turner, Shane Duggan (captain), Rory Gaffney, Patrick Nzuzi, Michael Leahy, Prince Agymang, Tam McManus, Shane O’Connor. Subs: Barry Ryan, Shane Clarke, Barry Sheedy, Samuel Oji, Jason Hughes, Tony Whitehead, Val Feeney, Garbhan Coughlan, Colm Murphy